Last night was definitely a fun time with my Luke’s peeps! We had a great turnout and I got a chance to meet some of the participants in my group. I initially thought we would be only running a little over 3 miles but we ended up doing 4.5 miles! Okay by me since I did some cross training that morning so I was ready to run. I ran with some of the boys and
nearly died trying to keep up kept up with some of the fasties. It felt good to get a good run in for the day.
This weekend is my last run before Galveston which is 3 weeks away! I will be running 18 miles (12 miles crazy early – yup, 4 am early…in the morning solo, then joining my group to knock out the remaining 6 miles) then teaching dance class at noon. Pray I’m still alive after all of that insanity. I taught a class a few months ago after running a 20 miler so I think I’ll be okay. A little loopy but okay nonetheless.
So since it has been a hot minute since I’ve done a Friday Faves post I figured today would be a good day for that! Oh and it’s Friday the 13th…spooky or not so much?
Here are some of my faves right now…
Starbucks Blonde Roast
Not sure if it’s the catchy name or if it really is that good but sometimes you need some coffee that isn’t going to leave you bouncing off of the walls. So this brew is light and mellow, perfect for a low key morning or when you just want a nice warm treat. They are currently brewing this on tap at Starbucks but they it also comes in their VIA selection so you can purchase it and make it at home too.
Lululemon tote bags
I love this bag because it carries pretty much any and everything, plus it’s the perfect accessory for the gym. Did I mention it’s free when you buy something from there? All the more reason to have one. I usually pack it up with my workout gear to go to the gym after work. Who wouldn’t be motivated to go to the gym with this bag in tow?
Contigo Kangaroo Water Bottle – $12.99
Okay so I don’t have this yet but I’m definitely getting me one! Found off of Pinterest aka my new cheap way of going shopping. Plus they come in all kinds of fun colors.
Cage free brown eggs
So remember when I told you that I’m obsessed with eggs? Yes this still holds true. And I’m very particular about my eggs because they have to be brown and cage free. So anyway Runner’s World says the consumption of eggs is good for runners so there’s my excuse to eat them every morning for breakfast.
I think these are super essential to have when you’re working out. Especially if you sweat a lot, it’s very important to have tops that absorb all of the moisture. Pretty much every Nike top I’ve seen is dri-fit, but if you are looking for something a little less expensive, Target has these tops in different colors for under $20. I have one in black and white since those pretty much go with everything. I love wearing them when I teach dance or when I’m running.
So what is more fun than running in a skirt? Sorry but I can’t think of anything! I don’t have enough running skirts but am making it my 2012 new year’s resolution to get some more. I have some friends that have these cute Team Sparkle skirts that they wear at races, and those come in all kinds of fun colors. You can also just hit up target and get you a cute fun tutu skirt in the girl’s section. They also come in great colors. I will be wearing the one below for the Galveston marathon. If you’re gonna be a runner, might as well get crazy with the accessories, right?
Race medal rack to display your bling
So my poor lonely medals have just been laying around for years, looking for a home. Happy to say that I finally broke down and decided to purchase a rack to hold all of my race bling! This should be a good weekend project along with cleaning my apartment from top to bottom!
So since payday equals Chelsea signing up for yet another race, I just signed up for the Firefly run in March! I did this one last year and am looking forward to lighting up the night with some of my Luke’s friends! Last year in the fall we did the 10k but this one is the 5K so I’ll be looking forward to getting some good speedwork in.
Today is my rest & recover day, so I’ll be getting my nails done and resting up for a crazy day tomorrow! Have a good one!